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Old 04-08-2016, 07:15 AM   #2241
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Mr. H. There's only ONE thing I might suggest you alter. The hinged cap rail on the transom door is going to be potentially subjected to a lot of lateral torque when in the closed position. I expect you will have some sort of hasp or clasp to secure it when in the closed position BUT if you forget to secure the free end and one of your rotund mates leans/falls against it, it will surely rip out the hinges.

IF you could incorporate some sort of mortise/tenon joint on the free end that might eliminate that possibility. Some sort of puzzle joint. Kinda hard to explain...

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Old 04-08-2016, 07:18 AM   #2242
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:21 AM   #2243
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Thank you for coming back! I've been following up on your project on another site after you left and have really enjoyed your project and your determination. I think most of us wish we had the skill sets you've shown. Best of luck moving forward!
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Old 04-08-2016, 07:22 AM   #2244
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Welcome back and thanks for sharing. Our boat, The Promise is with a mechanic now having some engine issues sorted. In a few weeks we relocate her from Seattle to here:

http://porthadlockmarina.com

Hey mate. Oh no that's not good news :-/ ... Any ideas on what the issues age is having?? Wow that's a nice looking marina mate. I'm jealous lol


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Matt, glad your back man. I've been working on the Rose full time the last 4 months. Like Bob said, your determination kinda kept me going when I didn't have a dime to pay a bill much less pay slip rent and work on a boat. Things are going good and I hope to be crusing this summer. Paul

Hey brother! Good to hear from you again mate :-)

Great to hear ROSE is getting heaps of love.

Would love to see some pics mate.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that ROSE is "flowering" for summer mate, actually y'all better be on the water, I'm living vicariously through everyone on here that has a floating vessel..! :-)


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Old 04-08-2016, 07:31 AM   #2246
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Greetings,
Mr. H. There's only ONE thing I might suggest you alter. The hinged cap rail on the transom door is going to be potentially subjected to a lot of lateral torque when in the closed position. I expect you will have some sort of hasp or clasp to secure it when in the closed position BUT if you forget to secure the free end and one of your rotund mates leans/falls against it, it will surely rip out the hinges.

IF you could incorporate some sort of mortise/tenon joint on the free end that might eliminate that possibility. Some sort of puzzle joint. Kinda hard to explain...


Haha "rotund" Lol ... Yeh good spotting mate. Totally agree. I will look into something.

I was putting my faith in the hinge.

Thanks for bring it up bud.


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Old 04-08-2016, 08:01 AM   #2247
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Thanks mate. I like it too. I was watching JAWS a little while ago and saw some similarities. They are on a timber boat, ours is a timber boat, their boat is named 'ORCA' mine is named after an orca ... Let's hope the similarities stop there and no big arse shark tries to eat our boat lol
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Welcome back Matt. And yes, hey careful re that Jaws thing. Don't go shark hunting in it. Remember they decided "they needed a bigger boat..!" I'm sure you don't want to start building another bigger one.

PS. Jaws ruined me for sea bathing...
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Haha "rotund" Lol ... Yeh good spotting mate. Totally agree. I will look into something.

I was putting my faith in the hinge.

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Matt, best way to fix, once decided if the transom door is going to open inwards, (like mine in the pic), or outwards, is just to cut the door so the closing face to the transom proper is angled accordingly, so it comes up hard, and the lock then just secures it from accidental opening. Mine does not even need a lock actually, because it opens inwards, so a fall against it will never push it outwards.

Sorry, I have not had time to go through all your pics, so apologies if you are ahead of the play and not able to do what I just suggested so easily. However, it might be a modification that could be still achieved, if so..?

Ok, sorry, now I have had time to look, I see what RTF meant, you just have a cap rail there, not a whole door. I agree with the need to create some kind of wedge effect there however. You can see in my pick there used to also be a cap rail there, but it was more of a nuisance than anything, and not needed, so the PO did away with it. However, you can still see that it actually hinged on the outboard end, (out of sight above the rod holder, but settled into a kind of bronze clasp, that prevented sideways movement at the inboard end above the dinghy, while the bevelled shape, like yours, held it horizontal.
I don't suppose it is still possible to make a whole door and mount it like the one in the pic...?
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:20 AM   #2249
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Matt, glad your back man. I've been working on the Rose full time the last 4 months. Like Bob said, your determination kinda kept me going when I didn't have a dime to pay a bill much less pay slip rent and work on a boat. Things are going good and I hope to be crusing this summer. Paul
Good on ya Paul! Guys like you and Matt... make the battery firm's "Energizer Bunny" pale in comparison!

Cum to think of it... with all due respect... Wasn't that the insignia Hugh Heffner had tattooed as a "tramp stamp" on the small of his 13th wife's back?
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So glad to see ya back Matt! We really did miss ya Bud! Thanks for the link on the project, when I get a bit more wifi than currently I'll read up on ya. Were cruising and heading North, so I suspect it will only get worse.
Hang in there, and keep up the great work, your an inspiration to us all.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:52 AM   #2251
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Matt, you are fearless! I can see the beauty emerging. That helm station is a work of art. See how you've been missed?
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Matt, best way to fix, once decided if the transom door is going to open inwards, (like mine in the pic), or outwards, is just to cut the door so the closing face to the transom proper is angled accordingly, so it comes up hard, and the lock then just secures it from accidental opening. Mine does not even need a lock actually, because it opens inwards, so a fall against it will never push it outwards.

Sorry, I have not had time to go through all your pics, so apologies if you are ahead of the play and not able to do what I just suggested so easily. However, it might be a modification that could be still achieved, if so..?

Ok, sorry, now I have had time to look, I see what RTF meant, you just have a cap rail there, not a whole door. I agree with the need to create some kind of wedge effect there however. You can see in my pick there used to also be a cap rail there, but it was more of a nuisance than anything, and not needed, so the PO did away with it. However, you can still see that it actually hinged on the outboard end, (out of sight above the rod holder, but settled into a kind of bronze clasp, that prevented sideways movement at the inboard end above the dinghy, while the bevelled shape, like yours, held it horizontal.
I don't suppose it is still possible to make a whole door and mount it like the one in the pic...?
Cheers,

Thanks for the help mate. Unfortunately the door setup I'm running is the hinged cap rail then the outward swinging door. It's too late to change. I will have to look at securing the mitre joint end of the rail. Perhaps some sort of pin or wedge like you have suggested or a lock to secure it. Thanks for the suggestion. Keep them coming mate!


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Good on ya Paul! Guys like you and Matt... make the battery firm's "Energizer Bunny" pale in comparison!

Cum to think of it... with all due respect... Wasn't that the insignia Hugh Heffner had tattooed as a "tramp stamp" on the small of his 13th wife's back?

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So glad to see ya back Matt! We really did miss ya Bud! Thanks for the link on the project, when I get a bit more wifi than currently I'll read up on ya. Were cruising and heading North, so I suspect it will only get worse.
Hang in there, and keep up the great work, your an inspiration to us all.


Hey mate. Great to hear from you again too!

Go enjoy and post pics of your travels. I need inspiration :-)


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Matt, you are fearless! I can see the beauty emerging. That helm station is a work of art. See how you've been missed?

Yeah you like it? I think it came up good. Still some tweaking to do on it and adding the CD player and VHF but that's pretty much how it's going to look.




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That's great and you're going to need a very big bucket for all the photo's you post and that's very very good. Love the pics but mostly you. You're the best "doer" I've ever spent time with. A friend in Alaska has a favorite saying "get-er-done" ... but you knew all about that when he was a young man ... and he's not now.
Glad you're back and glad you have time for TF. Speaking of pics .. interesting avatar.
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That's great and you're going to need a very big bucket for all the photo's you post and that's very very good. Love the pics but mostly you. You're the best "doer" I've ever spent time with. A friend in Alaska has a favorite saying "get-er-done" ... but you knew all about that when he was a young man ... and he's not now.
Glad you're back and glad you have time for TF. Speaking of pics .. interesting avatar.


Naww thanks mate. Appreciate the vote of confidence and I'm glad to be speaking to you too :-)

Yeh my avatar is a sexy Super Yacht atm while I decide on a more perm one.


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Excellent question but too many variables to answer the question.
With our boat we bought her just before we decided to move to Alaska. She had an old engine and one bad fuel tank. The one good tank (50gal) would have been fine here in WA and so would the engine .. 4-107 Perkins. But in Alaska the new tanks and engine seemed a worthwile expendature. We repowered and retanked (and more) but now we're back in WA. So it turned out to be too much in the end but 4 years ago in Alaska it seemed very comfortable. So time and time's situations are a huge variable too. But a boat in WA, put a lot of money into it that's not too much and then move to Montana. Then it becomes too much.
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